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FILM STILL OF SAMANTHA PARTON

SPONSOR A SONG

"Jocko's Lament" LIVE
Written by Michael Hurley
Performed by Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton


SAMANTHA PARTON of The Be Good Tanyas

Having developed great heart for The Be Good Tanyas, Michael introduced Lisa to their wonderful music at a Portland show in 2005. After the show, he went back to visit with Samantha, who was recording on a handheld camcorder in the green room while several other band members attended to an itsy kitten that had been traveling on tour with them and was being bottle-fed. Samantha's amazing energy is present not only in her music making—she writes, sings, plays guitar, mandolin, banjo, and piano—but also in her way of being. It can only be seen as a testament to her positive vibe that she has made friends with Erma and Jocko, two puppets who go wherever she makes her home, be it Vancouver or New York or...

We found some time with Samantha in Brooklyn, where she was hanging out with Jolie Holland. The rainy afternoon turned to a treat when she and Jolie got into some renditions of Michael's songs.

The enjoyment of some of Samantha’s work may be had at www.begoodtanyas.com.


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